November 17, 2014

News from Advanced Academics



In order to ensure a study-free winter break, the Paschal Leadership Councils has agreed to move finals to the week of December 15.  Testing will occur Wednesday December 17, Thursday December 18, and Friday December 19.   Review sheets will be available the first week in December.  Please rest assured that the movement in final exam dates does not mean teachers are teaching six weeks of content in three weeks.  Rather, it means that topics covered by the final exam will be tested.  Other topics will be covered when we get back in January.  Teaching will continue through the end of the semester, and six weeks grades will encompass work done before and after the December holiday.  The only change, this year, is that final exams will be finished well in advance of the last day of the semester.  Although this is somewhat unconventional, we believe this calendar change will have a positive impact on the entire Paschal family.


Superintendent's Scholars

Congratulations to all of our Superintendent's Scholars.   The attached grid illustrates our legacy of success and the continued strength of our academic program.


Fall Semester Final Exam Schedule:


Monday, December 15 - Normal School Day

Tuesday, December 16 - Normal School Day

Wednesday, December 17

8:35am - 9:10amPeriod 1 Review
9:15am - 10:00amPeriod 2 Review
10:05am - 10:40amPeriod 3 Review
10:45am - 11:20amPeriod 4 Review
11:25am - 12:00pmPeriod 6 Review
12:05pm - 12:45pmPeriod 7 Review
12:50pm - 1:32pmLunch
1:37pm - 3:37pmPeriod 5 Review

Thursday, December 18

8:35am - 10:35amPeriod 2 Exam
10:40am - 12:40pmPeriod 4 Exam
12:45pm - 1:32pmLunch
1:37pm - 3:37pmPeriod 6 Exam

Friday, December 19

8:35am - 10:35amPeriod 1 Exam
10:40am - 10:45amPeriod 2
10:50am - 12:50pmPeriod 3 Exam
12:50pm - 1:32pmLunch
1:37pm - 3:37pmPeriod 7 Exam


The Science, Math and Computer Science Teams competed at the Mansfield Meet of the Minds this past weekend.

We had more than 20 students from all grade levels participate. There were several students that scored personal bests and a ton of underclassmen that participated in their first competition.



2nd place Science Team - Paul Ryu, Wyatt Reeves, Carter Dickson

1st Place individual in Science - Paul Ryu

2nd Place individual in Science - Wyatt Reeves

1st Biology and Chemistry - Paul Ryu

1st Physics - Wyatt Reeves



2nd place individual number sense - Kuan Wei Huang

5th place math - Kuan Wei Huang


Computer Science

2nd place Team - Kuan Wei Huang, Wyatt Reeves, Travis Herrick

1st place individual  - Wyatt Reeves

5th place individual - Travis Herrick

 News from the PHS Counseling Office

Events on Wednesday, November 19th
5:00 - 5:45 pm Lifeline Suicide Prevention information presented by the counseling department and intervention specialists. 
6:00 - 6:45 pm Financial Aid Night program on College 101 and Financial Aid presented by TCU and TCC. The Spanish speaking presentation will be held in the Todd Theatre.

6-year progression plans:  The counseling department has been hard at work with students completing their 6 year progression plans.


Sign up to receive important updates via text message!  To receive information via text on counseling and GO center updates and news, please text @gocenterr to 817-768-5228.


Alumni Connections--The counseling office would like to connect students with staff and alumni from your university.  If you can participate in this please send your name and contact information along with your university to


5.       Professional Mentorship-The Counseling Office would like to connect students with professional in their area of interest.  If you are willing to be a mentor or simply answer a student's questions about your work, please email your name, phone number and a brief description of your job to to


College Application Drive-Last week counselors worked with seniors before and after school every day to put the finishing touches on college applications.  The "Don't Trick or Treat until you Complete your college applications" campaign was a great success with college applications being submitted to:

University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, Baylor University, A&M-Kingsville, University of Houston, Oklahoma State University, West Texas A&M University, University of Oklahoma, A&M-College Station, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Kansas, Loyola University,

Pitzer College, Texas Tech University, Angelo State University,

Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State University, University of Texas-Austin, Texas Christian University, Clemson University, University of Washington, Kansas State University, Southern Methodist University, Houston Baptist University, Austin College, Southwestern University,

University of Texas-Dallas, Tarleton State University, University of Alabama, University of Michigan, University of Kansas, California State University, Savannah College of Art and Design


There will be another application drive in November.

Save the Date

It's only November 2014, and yet it's time to start thinking about Summer 2015!  As you make plans for next Summer, please keep in mind the following dates for the annual PHS Back-to-School Event:


SENIORS:  Monday, August 10, 2015

JUNIORS:  Tuesday, August 11, 2015

SOPHOMORES:  Wednesday, August 12, 2015

FRESHMEN:  Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14, 2015*

MAKE-UP DATE:  Friday afternoon, August 14, 2015

*Freshmen will be assigned a day and time based on last name.


 (for athletic and other events not listed, please visit

Nov 18:

6:00 p.m.

Choral Booster Club Meeting

Rehearsal Room


Nov 19:

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

PHS Senior Celebration 

Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Panera (University)


5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

PHS Senior Celebration 

Shopping Fundraiser

Kendra Scott (University)


5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Lifeline Suicide Prevention Presentation

PHS Auditorium


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Night 

PHS Auditorium


Nov 22:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

PHS Band Fundraiser

Annual Gift Market


Nov 24 - Nov 28:

Thanksgiving Break

No School

The Mighty Panther Marching Band has resurrected its Flamingo Flocking fundraiser!

Click here to schedule a flocking. A creative way to make a special day unforgettable!


Panthers for Pets 


The Panthers for pets have started their annual item collection.

They are planning on delivering items on December 5th. Please bring all items to room 202. Remember that these are trying times for shelters and they depend on private donations.


Items that are needed:

  • Dog & Cat Food (bring dry food on the last day)
  • Toys
  • Treats
  • Leashes
  • Gently used towels and blankets
  • Newspapers
  • Cat Litter
  • Cleaning Supplies (bleach and paper towels) 

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Marchi in room 202 or you can e-mail her at

Choral Booster Club

For all who would like to be a part of the Choral Booster Club, a meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 18, at 6:00 pm, in the choral rehearsal room at PHS to both nominate and elect an executive board. Please email Emily Fallis at for more information. 

PHS Band Gift Market

Get your Christmas shopping done early and then grab a bite to eat!  Shop at Kendra Scott on Wed. Nov 19th from 5-8 and 20% of what you spend goes to Senior Celebration!  When you are done, hop over to Panera Bread on University,  show the flier on your phone or print it out  and help raise money for our Senior Class!  All Paschal parents are welcome, if you don't have a senior now, you will one day!  Happy shopping and eating!

Freshman Lunches

Due to slow sales, the Senior Celebration pizza lunches during freshman lunch have been discontinued.

Thank you to everyone that supported the endeavor!